Once you go black...
Black doesn't have to be boring — the Cannes Film Festival red carpet saw a bevy of beauties donning the black dress with dramatic flair
Svelte, sexy and a sartorial staple. A procession of dark dresses sashayed down the red carpet on day seven and proved, once again, that when it comes to timeless elegance, it's hard to beat black. At last evening's premiere of Sicario (starring Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin), star-studded attendees opted for the fail-safe option — but not without playing it up with bows, intricate embellishments and sheer panels. See our favourites below.
Read our red carpet coverage of the Cannes Film Festival here:
Opening Ceremony: Our favourite looks from the Cannes Red Carpet
Cannes Film Festival Day Two: The most dramatic looks
Cannes Film Festival Day Three: The best ivory dresses
Cannes Film Festival Day Four: The best embellished gowns
Cannes Film Festival Day Five: The best jewel tones
Cannes Film Festival Day Six: The best sheer dresses
Cannes Film Festival: The hair looks that caught our eye
The freshest makeup look at Cannes